71 Home Interior Picks Under $500

71 Home Interior Picks Under $500
Get a well-designed home you can be proud of – on a budget no one will believe.

When you think about it, how we lay out our home is a lot like our personal style.

It's tied closely to our personal identity. It's the first thing people see when they come into our home. Like it or not, how (or if) we decorate our home communicates social signals to other people.

And, generally speaking, most of the stuff we come across is way, way too expensive for a majority of us.

Actually, how you decorate your place is exactly like your personal style.

Just like how we believe having great style is based on the final result and not how much you paid for something, having an intentional apartment that you're proud of doesn't have to be expensive either.

That's why we've scoured all of the best affordable home decor stores to create this giant list of items to outfit your place with – all of it under $500.

Hover over the images and pin them to a Pinterest mood board to plan your perfect Intentional Apartment.

Chairs & Seating

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Rivet Wood and Metal Bar Stool, $137
Also featured in our High Low home decor edition.

Looking for more affordable lounge chairs for your living room? Check out all of our picks: 11 Lounge Chairs Under $400 That Will Instantly Elevate Your Place

Lamps & Lighting

Ion C Series Box Set, $129
Ion C-Series Box Set, $129
You can also make a similar DIY option for much less with our guide!

Tables & Side Tables


A wood and metal desk in a room
Wood and Metal Desk, $180
mid century desk
Glass Top Mid-Century Desk, $185



mid century planter
Mid-century Planter with Iron Stand, $72
Tired of killing all of your plants? You're going to want to read this.


wood bookcase
Wood & Metal Bookcase, $306
wall shelf ikea
Wall Shelf, $12.49
A triple door side table in a room
Wall Mounted Cabinet, $315
A living room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a couch
Leaning Bookcase, $399

Coffee Tables


ikea art
Frames & Art, Set of 8, $39
ceramic pot
Ceramic Pot, $22
bar carts with bar items
Utility Cart, $29
Looking for something to make an excellent diy bar cart? I've got just the thing.

If you liked this, make sure to check out all of home decor guides!

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Andrew Snavely

Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.